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Delicious meatballs made with European canned tomatoes

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1/2 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp meatball seasoning
  • 1 28oz can European finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1-2 cups water (if needed)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Put the meat, eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs and seasoning in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Make meatballs out of this mixture (use approximately 2 tbsp mixture per meatball, or as desired). Brown the meatballs in 3 tbsp oil in a pan over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, turning once during cooking. Set aside.
  • Sautée the onion and garlic in the remaining 3 tbsp oil in a saucepan for about 4 minutes or until translucent. Add canned tomatoes. Let this simmer over low heat for approximately 7 minutes or until slightly thickened and vibrant red.
  • Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook for a further 20-30 minutes. Add extra water if the sauce has reduced down too much. Season to taste.
  • Serve the meatballs on their own or with pasta and/or mashed potatoes.
  • Enjoy!